Netball Fiji’s Coach Developer Anasimeci Rakavosa believes that collaboration and connectivity among coaches are key to striving for improvement.
Rakavosa, and Development Manager Sandeep Prasad, who recently participated in the Global Coach Conference (GCC) held in Singapore from 29 November to 3 December engaged in an enriching experience, learned about new coaching research, and shared experiences with the top coaching development experts in the world.
At the 14th GCC themed “Coaching for a Better Tomorrow,” the GCC placed significant emphasis on effective coaching practices, coach learning and development, coaching policies and systems, and inclusivity. It aimed to equip coaches better for an increasingly dynamic, technologically advanced, and uncertain future.
Rakavosa emphasised the power of collaboration learned at the conference and highlighted discussions on cultural diversity.
“As a coach and coach developer, this experience reiterated the importance of collaboration and connectivity among coaches. It’s crucial to share knowledge, discuss challenges, and collectively strive for improvement.”
“We need to keep collaborating and connecting as coaches. Collaboration with other sports is crucial, we need to share knowledge and discuss challenges of the sport and try to change for the better.”
“The conference emphasised the fundamental principles of guiding athletes and coaches, particularly regarding the diverse cultures in Fiji, we learned the value of respecting and embracing this diversity with a positive attitude.”
Prasad stressed the significance of knowledge exchange in open dialogues about diverse global issues was invaluable, bringing these ideas back to Fiji is crucial for development.
“We also have a coaching development facilitators workshop this week, that should further help to upgrade my skills with facilitating coach development programs around the country.”